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60 Family Friendly Festivals in the UK

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Looking for a different kind of holiday in 2017? Why not try a festival? 

Finding a festival that’s suitable for you and your children to attend can be a challenge, not to mention expensive. So we’ve taken the hard work out of searching and provided 60 of our top picks and best of all they’re all family friendly!

If you’re planning on attending a festival this year then be sure to read out our Festival Checklist

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The Top Endurance Events Taking Place in the UK in 2017

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80 of the best Endurance Events around the UK to take part in this year 

Do you like to push yourself to the limit? We’ve put together a perfect list just for you. Here you’ll find over 80 gruelling, challenging and even muddy events for you to throw yourself into in 2017. Why not test yourself and smash your goals this year?

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23 Walks with Myths, Stories & Legends

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It’s #NationalStoryTellingWeek so let’s explore some fantastical locations 

Britain is steeped in history, and with history also comes a few tall tales, myths and folklore. For National Story Telling Week, we have decided to celebrate some of the locations around the UK that you can visit and learn of some wonderful stories to accompany the scenery.

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Storied Locations: 100 Acre Wood

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Celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day with a visit to his home

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January 18th marks the annual ‘Winnie the Pooh Day’, which is celebrated on the birthday of the author A.A. Milne. The special day is a chance for Pooh Bear fans of all ages to celebrate their love for one of Britain’s best loved story characters. If you enjoy Pooh’s adventures with Piglet, Eeyore and co., did you know that you can visit where the ideas and stories came from?

The 100 Acre Wood where the characters had their fun in the stories is actually based on the 500 Acre Wood in Ashdown Forest, East Sussex. Read more

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10 Excuses to go on a Family Walk on Boxing Day

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Unwind with a Boxing Day walk

You’ve spent most of the last month driving yourself crazy about buying presents and making ‘the big day’ everything you’d hoped it would be. Christmas is fantastic family time, but for many it’s still difficult to unwind (lets not forget the members of the family cooking one of the most stressful meals of the year). Boxing Day is a time to breathe a sigh of relief, and a fantastic time to get outdoors and blow away the cobwebs. Read more

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How to best spend a day in 11 of Europe’s National Parks

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How to spend a day in 11 of Europe’s National Parks 

We’re quite lucky here in the UK to have 15 National Parks in relative short travelling distance, but maybe you’re looking for something a bit more? Perhaps an outdoor holiday somewhere new is still sat there unchecked on your bucket list? In this blog we take a look at 11 stunning National Parks across Europe, and how to spend a fantastic day in each one.

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25 Reasons to Fall for Autumn

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Autumn is our favourite season, and here’s why 

Autumn is arguably our favourite time of year. Now before you start telling us about the cold and the rain and the fact that after clearing your garden of leaves, within seconds it looks like you never even did it – hear us out. We’ve got plenty of reasons why you should embrace the autumn

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10 Family Days out in Cairngorms

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Fun for all the family in Cairngorms National Park 

Camping and holidaying as a family is the ideal opportunity for you to try out new things and to see the kind of things you wouldn’t normally see if you were at home. By holidaying in the Cairngorms, there are all kinds of activities, sights and things try out; and here are just a few:

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10 Activities to try in Cairngorms National Park

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Try something new in Cairngorms National Park 

Spending time away from home means that you’re a little bit outside your comfort zone anyway, so it’s the perfect time to try something new. In the Cairngorms national park there are plenty of activities that you can try out that you may not normally get to experience, and here are a few:

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Beatrix Potter & The Lake District

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On what would have been Beatrix Potter’s 150th Birthday

Today would have been beloved children’s author, Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday, but did you know she had and still has a huge effect on a large area of the Lake District National Park?

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Try something new in New Forest National Park

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Looking for fun new activities in the  New Forest? Here’s 10 to try 

A visit to New Forest is all about getting outdoors and enjoying the countryside, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to walking and cycling! There are an abundance of activities you and your family can try in the area, so why not give one of our top 10 ‘try something new’ suggestions a go?

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10 Family Friendly Activities in New Forest

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Fun family days out in the New Forest 

New Forest is a brilliant area to visit as a family, with tons of activities to keep the little ones busy and entertained. Here are some of our favourite family-friendly activities for you to try.

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Get the Kids Outdoors this Summer with Pokémon GO

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The game sweeping the nation may be the excuse your kids need to go hiking 

You can’t move right now without hearing about Pokémon GO in the news, the craze that has taken off and is becoming more popular with every country release. The game has just been released in the UK, and it’s already proving to be a fantastic way to get people outdoors, and may well be the excuse your kids need to have some great family hikes this summer. Take the hunt for computer generated creatures, to discover more around you in the real world.

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12 Games to Play With Kids on Car Journeys

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Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?

The school holidays means it’s time for family holidays, day trips and plenty of time in the car. If your little angel turns into a broken ‘Are we there yet?’ record on long trips, we’ve compiled a list of the very best in-car games to play to make time consuming journeys fly by.

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Try Something New in the Yorkshire Dales

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10 Alternative Activities to try in Yorkshire Dales National Park 

A lot of people find themselves scratching their heads and wondering what new activities they could try whether individually, as a couple or as a family. In the Yorkshire Dales there are plenty of things to try your hand at, and we’ve compiled a list of our favourites in our Try Something New guide.

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10 Family Activities to try in the Yorkshire Dales

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Quality family time is important, try these 10 places in the Yorkshire Dales 

Family holidays are always difficult to get right, especially with so many different opinions and preferences. In the Yorkshire Dales, however, you’re certain to find something for everyone – even if it’s the first time you’ve given it a try. We’ve listed some of our favourite family activities here:

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Our favourite places in Ireland – #StPatricksDay

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We take a look at some great outdoor spots on the emerald isle

St Patrick’s Day means a lot of things to a lot of people, but for us we’ve taken it as a great excuse to shine some light on an often forgotten outdoor gem. Both the Republic or Ireland and Northern Ireland have some truly luscious scenery for the outdoor fan, and with many activities on offer, it’s certainly worth venturing away from Temple Bar for a few days to check it out. We asked GO staff where their favourite outdoor spots were in Ireland, and here’s what we have come up with. Read more

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Our Favourite Places in Wales – #StDavidsDay

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We celebrate some fantastic outdoor locations in Wales

March 1st is St David’s Day, so we asked GO members of staff for their favourite places in Wales to celebrate the rich outdoor landscape. We cover off beaches, walks, mountain bike trails and more.  Read more

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Try Something New in Loch Lomond & Trossachs

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Try Something New

Loch Lomond offers a wealth of opportunities for adventure. Check out our top picks and try something new today.

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10 Family Activities to try in Loch Lomond & Trossachs

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Fun for all the family in one of Scotland’s favourite National Parks

With plenty on offer for people of all ages to enjoy, make Loch Lomond your next family trip.

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